Love Our Oceans
The mission of the SCCA is to seek protection for lands and waters of significance to the preservation of biological diversity and to undertake public education about the importance of preserving and enhancing biological diversity.
Our work applies to both saltwater and freshwater marine ecosystems, including nearshore and shoreline habitats/ecological communities that border the greater Sunshine Coast region.
What's At Stake
Those of us who aren't scuba divers may not be aware of the abundant ecosystems under the ocean surface around the Sunshine Coast.
Watch the beautiful short video Life Beneath the Surface on YouTube, to experience this stunning world, that needs our protection. It's bound to inspire you!
Sunshine Coast World Oceans Day Festival
Every year on June 8th - the United Nations' World Oceans Day - people around the world celebrate the many ways the world's oceans benefit our lives. That week, the SCCA hosts an annual Sunshine Coast World Oceans Day Festival, in collaboration with Rhizome UP! Media and the Green Film Series. If you missed it, you can catch up on the 2023 Festival here.
What We've Achieved So Far
Our 2023 Sunshine Coast World Oceans Day Festival celebrated the incredible work being done to enhance and protect marine biodiversity. On the Festival website, you can listen to recordings of all the Nemo talks and view our curated collection of marine focused Feature Films and short videos. We’ve also compiled a list of ways you can stay connected and Take Action on marine conservation.
Join us on World Oceans Day for a celebration of the conservation and restoration work in Howe Sound In the film screening uncharted waters, and with a guest from the Marine Stewardship Initiative we will explore the Átl’ḵa7tsem/Howe Sound Community Mapand the Marine Reference Guide. We will view some video of the Átl’ḵa7tsem/Howe Sound UNESCO …
Have you ever wondered what the Vancouver Lower Mainland was like before Settlers arrived and founded the city of Vancouver? In “The Soul of the Fraser”, local filmmakers Brendan Chu and Chris Jenkins take us on a journey to explore the Fraser Estuary, the original river delta beneath the urban sprawl of Vancouver.
Please join our upcoming Sunshine Coast World Oceans Day Festival! In celebration of the United Nations World Oceans Day, the SCCA will be hosting our annual World Oceans Day Festival, in collaboration with Rhizome UP! Media and the Green Film Series. We invite you to Dive in, Explore and Connect! Stay tuned for more information …
February 22nd, 2023 marked the beginning of the 11th Pacific Dialogue Forum since the Ocean Protection Plan (OPP) was first announced in 2016. The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Omar Algabrah, welcomed participants in Vancouver and virtually via a pre-taped video in the opening session. He confirmed that the OPP has been extended for another nine …
On January 30, 2023, the SCCA submitted a letter to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada: “The Sunshine Coast Conservation Association (SCCA) is opposed to the request by Woodfibre LNG (Applicant) to amend Condition 3.8 (Protection of Marine Mammals) and Condition 6.4 (Water Quality Monitoring and Mitigation) of the 2018 IAAC Decision Statement for the …